NEW YORK, June 21, 2021 — Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive healthcare for women from underserved communities, today announced that the Twentyeight Health Co-founder, Chief Product Officer and President Amy Fan has been named to the 2021 Forbes Next 1000.
The Forbes Next 1000 is a list of inspiring entrepreneurs and small business leaders—many from diverse, underrepresented communities—who are redefining what it means to build and run a business amid the new normal. The Next 1000 list, presented by Square, spotlights a total of 1,000 entrepreneurs, announced each quarter, in installments of 250 standouts.
“Americans are launching new companies at a historic rate, aided by the accelerated shift in the way we live and work and an influx of technological tools that made it easier for anyone to start their own business from anywhere,” said Maneet Ahuja, Senior Editor, Forbes, in a press release. “The latest class of Next 1000 entrepreneurial heroes offer hope for the future as we emerge from the pandemic on the path towards economic recovery.”
Fan was recognized for her work in starting and growing Twentyeight Health, a company focused on helping women from underserved communities access birth control through telemedicine. Twentyeight Health accepts Medicaid in many of the states it’s available in, along with a wide range of commercial insurance and low out-of-pocket options. Twentyeight Health also provides free birth control for uninsured women in financial need through a partnership with Bedsider’s Contraceptive Access Fund, and donates 2% of revenues to Bedsider, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health.
“As a women’s health provider focused on reaching underserved communities, affordability is only one part of the picture,” said Fan. “Equally important is building a telehealth platform that is accessible to everyone — regardless of whether people have high-speed internet or the privacy to do a video consultation.”
To sign up for Twentyeight Health, new customers fill out a medical questionnaire online, which a U.S. board-certified doctor reviews within 1 business day. Users can schedule optional audio consultations and message the doctor securely at no extra charge. Twentyeight Health provides ongoing care through unlimited doctor follow up messages to discuss issues such as updating prescriptions or addressing potential side effects.
Twentyeight Health announced $5M in funding in the fall of 2020. In 2021, the company expanded its operations to states across the Midwest, West Coast, and Southern United States. Twentyeight Health is now available in the following 20 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.
About Twentyeight Health
Twentyeight Health is a mission-driven women’s health organization expanding access through high-quality telemedicine care, a convenient online platform, and affordable options. To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.